On Display

When the Ranting Wife and I were first married, she was a residence hall director at Miami University (in Oxford Ohio). One perk of the job was free housing. As a young couple, this, combined with free utilities and a free meal plan as well, allowed us to save a good portion of my paycheck to eventually get a good down payment for a house.

We spent four years there in the halls with the first three in Stanton Hall. Our quarters in Stanton were small. Very small. We had a tiny bathroom, a bedroom that if I stretched out I could touch one wall with my fingers and the opposite with my toes, and a very small living room. Our three years there were cramped, but as I had a full-time job with retail hours and she had quite a few evening and weekend activities, so we managed to survive.

The final year we moved to Symmes Hall. I can still recall the first time I walked into our suite. It was enormous – at least four times as large as the place in Stanton. There was one signature feature that we quickly fell in love with – the huge bay window.

This window was 8 feet wide at the wall and narrowed to six feet wide as it pushed out. It was four feet deep and was filled with a solid bench. The windows inside each had their own curtains and there were drapes where you could hide the whole thing.

At the time we had a cushion for a papasan couch. You may remember the chairs, round ones made from rattan where you sit deeply in a cushion. This was the couch version and in the shape of an oval. The cushion fit perfectly in the window and it instantly turned into another bed for visitors. When you would first lay in there you kind of felt like you were on display until you closed all the curtains.

After we moved into our house and lived with leaky windows for several winters, we replaced the old single-paned, metal windows with newer high-tech ones. Our living room had a large window that became a target to turn into a bay window as well. While not as large as the original one, it still serves its purpose and ends up being a platform for all sorts of holiday decorations (a Christmas village, a fall cornucopia, a crystal ball with a head in it for Halloween, etc..).

Easy Turkey-Tortilla Roll-Ups

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A recent holiday, I made a bunch of these Turkey rollups for everyone to munch on.

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Quick to make and easy to eat. Perfect party food.

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Spread some onion and chive cream cheese on a tortilla.

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Layer on some slices of turkey.

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Add a little shredded lettuce in the center.

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Roll, secure with several toothpicks and cut into smaller slices. Delicious!

Easy Turkey-Tortilla Roll-Ups

sourceĀ Kraftrecipes.com


  • 3 flour tortillas (6 inch)
  • 3 Tbsp. PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese
  • 12 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Smoked Turkey Breast
  • 3/4 cup shredded lettuce


SPREAD tortillas with cream cheese; top with turkey.

PLACE lettuce on bottom halves of tortillas; roll up.

CUT each into 4 slices.

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Categories: appetizer, Cheese3, Lunch3, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap, Turkey

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “On Display”

  1. September 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    Another great recipe from you – thanks for sharing


  2. September 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    Try hummus, kale and red onins! – I think wraps are the best snacks!


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